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All done! Might write a few notes about it another day, but for now, I'm going to take a break and bury myself in something else.

Please DO NOT post this elsewhere (links are ok), and DO NOT USE IT FOR SCANLATIONS of the manga!


Club members: As expected of Shino-sempai!
All four shots hit the centre!
If only I could do the same!

Teacher: Good. Great shots. You have no doubts in your heart.

Teacher: First years!! Before your targets! Start!
What's wrong, Seryou?
Are you going to sit and stare at that target forever?
Were Shino's shots really that mesmerizing?

Seryou: Ah...no, I'm sorry.

Yuzuru: (Seryou?
huh? An early release?)

Club member: Seryou just then, was that an early release?

Club member: It was? That's a troublesome habit to fall into.
Even if you realise it, it's hard to correct.

Teacher: It doesn't seem like he can concentrate.
Focus on your shot!
[「一箭有心」This is a term used in Japanese archery.]
Yuzuru: (Seryou, what's up with you? Your set up's too long this time.)

Club members: After an early release, he holds it for too long?
He's a guy of extremes, huh?

Club member: Shh!

Yuzuru: (It's no good. If you focus on hitting the target too much, it won't hit.)

Teacher: The bow is a mirror that reflects the archer's heart.
Whether you can keep your presence of mind and concentrate on the target no matter the situation... Not being able to do that is proof that he simply hasn't had enough practice.


Yuzuru: Who's in charge of the key today?

Club member: Here, it's me!

Yuzuru: I want to have a word with Seryou, so can we keep using the clubroom
for a bit?

Club member: Ah...then...

Seryou: I'll take over for you.

Club member: Then I'll leave it to you.

Club members: He's been picked out~
Or something like that~
He's getting lectured, right? He was all over the place today, after all.

Yuzuru: You guys over there! No unnecessary prying from you!

Club members: ...yessir!

Club members: Then, we'll head out first!

Yuzuru: Yup, good work!

Club members: What should we do now?
How about karaoke? There's a new store near my place.
Karaoke? ...
Yuzuru: What's wrong? You seemed worn out today.

Seryou: I'm sorry...

Yuzuru: Even if you apologise...like that...
(I was just worried that something had happened...
This...it's as if I'm just interacting with a kouhai...
eh? Wait? The two of us haven't already broken up, have we?
It's almost 5pm. And Seryou...from before, he's been really distant.
I see...
He said nothing at the start, so even at the end...)
{Utsumi: At the end of the week, he'll say the following to his partner...
Seryou: I haven't come to like you...so let's break up.}
("I haven't come to like you"...that's really painful...)

Seryou: I also get worn out sometimes.

Yuzuru: eh?

Seryou: Yuzuru-san was just as perfect as usual, your example.
Concentrating just on your bow, your shots were the same as always.

Yuzuru: Ah...

Seryou: But I couldn't do that. My head was full of other things.

Yuzuru: That person...did something happen with Shino?

Seryou: Why are you bringing Shino up?

Yuzuru: "Why"...just following the usual pattern?

Seryou: When have I ever brought up Shino when I'm with you?
That kind of thing...
What I've always been thinking and worrying about is...
Yuzuru: Seryou?

Seryou: Can we go outside? There's something I want to talk to you about properly.

Yuzuru: Ok.


Yuzuru: (Oka park, huh? Does he always break up with people so formally?
I wonder if it's just because he's conscientious or something...
Well, at least the harbour view is pretty...)
Seryou: Yuruzu-san.

Yuzuru: Ughuh!! You surprised me!

Seryou: Tomorrow...

Yuzuru: (nods) un.

Seryou: ...from tomorrow, returning home with you, going out with you, even if it's
just once in a while...I'll still like to do those kinds of thi-

Yuzuru: That will be troublesome. I don't want to have that kind of, vague
relationship with you.

Seryou: It that what you meant...when you ripped up the preview tickets
yesterday? That you didn't even want to see a movie with me anymore?

Yuzuru: What time?

Seryou: Huh?

Yuzuru: This...what time does it end? This one week with you?

Seryou: Do you want it...to end that quickly?

Yuzuru: If possible.

Seryou: Then...when and whatever...you can decide.

Yuzuru: (opens phone) 5.59pm. Well, it's a good place to leave off...until six then.
(closes phone) It's 6 o'clock.
Seryou, my number...delete it from your address book.
Seryou: Why?

Yuzuru: Didn't you say that you delete the numbers of those who like you after you
break up with them, because it'll be rude to your next girlfriend?

Seryou: But...you're not like that.

Yuzuru: Like that?

Seryou: It's not like you...like me or anything...

Yuzuru: I like you.

Seryou: huh?

Yuzuru: So...would you go out with me, Seryou?
I like you, so I don't want to return to a normal sempai-kouhai relationship
with you just because it's next week.

Seryou: Wai...I don't really under...that... Yuzuru-san, that's...not fair.

Yuzuru: Not fair?
Well, the ones who wait patiently until Monday are the problem.
I don't want them to take you away from me.
Not just this "boyfriend for one week" thing, I want to go out with you

Seryou: Really?

Yuzuru: Rather than "Really"...I'm serious. I'll wait, but if you go out with someone
else before you give me an answer...

Seryou: It's really unfair. I wanted to say it so many times, but was never able to...!

Yuzuru: ...what?

Seryou: I like you. I like you, Yuzuru-san.

Yuzuru: S...serious? ...didn't hear it...

Seryou: I said it.

Yuzuru: M...more than Shino?

Seryou: Why...are you bringing Shino up again?
More than Shino, more than anyone...you're the one I like.

Yuzuru: huh...(slumps to the ground) uhugh...!

Seryou: Wh...Yuruzu-san! What's wrong?

Yuzuru: Crap...

Seryou: Huh?

Yuzuru: I'm really...happy!

Seryou: That...I'm the same...

Yuzuru: That took all my courage, you know!?!

Seryou: And I'm about to cry myself...!

(laughter, and short kiss)

Yuzuru: (And then...once again...)

Seryou: Yuzuru-san!

Yuzuru: (a new week begins.)


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Mar. 8th, 2010 12:08 pm (UTC)
aww.. so cute.. X3 thanks!
i dont think i will ever be bored with this story.. XD
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
Cheers ^^

I don't think I will either. I think I've listened to it over 20 times already!
Mar. 10th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Thank you! Thank you so, so much.
It's really great to see this wonderful series finally translated.

By the way, have you already read the first two chapters of 'Hana no mizo shiru' ?
Mar. 10th, 2010 09:07 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Though I've only done the second CD...

Hana no Mizo Shiru - is that the new manga by Takarai Rihito-sensei? Nope, but I try checking it out when I have the time. ^^ Thanks!
Nov. 2nd, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Aaaaw I loved it, could you translate the first CD too? ;A; Pretty please?
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Mar. 14th, 2010 03:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, god... that is so, so sweet. This is like one of the best BL ever. Thank you so much for the translation!
Mar. 15th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC)
You're welcome ^^
And I quite agree. I'd go so far as saying it's one of the best manga romances out there...(though it wouldn't have worked with a hetero couple...)
Mar. 15th, 2010 02:53 pm (UTC)
*nods* Any other recommendations? :P I really, really loved this one (why wouldn't it have worked with a hetero couple? XD *imagines turning Yuzuru into a girl with the same personality*)
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Jan. 9th, 2011 01:13 pm (UTC)
Oh, the last part. And the sweetest one. One of my favourite shounen-ai stories. Thank you for translating the whole CD, I really appreciate your work! <3 *chuuuu*
Jan. 20th, 2011 11:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the translation. I like the manga a lot and am glad to have a translation to the drama.
The "joke becomes real" premise is quite old but it plays out in an interesting way for this story. Both boys seem to be hopeless romantics anyway.
Jan. 21st, 2011 04:12 am (UTC)
You're quite welcome ^^ Glad it's been helpful.

Hm...Seryou definitely qualifies as a hopeless romantic, I think, but Yuzuru comes across as a bit more...hm, cynical isn't the right word...'straightforward' to me. I mean, he has very clear (and frankly, quite logical) notions that dating should be fun rather than a routine etc. (^_^;;)
Jan. 21st, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
Well, I guess Yuzuru is jaded after being rejected so many times with the reason "you're not who you're supposed to be". His ex dated him with a preconception of how romance should be done while he is more "go with the flow" type. On the other hand, his view that "you don't know who you'll fall in love with" qualifies as hopeless romantic to me.

I like it how Yuzuru zig-zaging people's impressions of him. I mean he definitely fails at "stoic" and/or "behaving princely" part. But ultimately he can be considered a prince: considerate and sensitive to his partner. He impresses me when he says ḧe hates it when people just go along with him and when only he enjoys the outing. And in serious matters, he is serious, like the case with archery and his relationship with Seryou. Those girls are really dumb to dump him.
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Jan. 23rd, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Hmm, I guess you're right in that Yuzuru is a bit too worldly to fit in the "hopeless" part. He first appears rather cynical with his comment on how superficial people are.

Classifying people is an unavoidable, even quite useful part of life, but it is indeed a pain if you happen not to fit in any category. Although I must wonder what kind of classification people in Yuzuru's school use. I think all of us will find him a normal, nice and likeable guy. He is just probably too fond of messing with routines that he doesn't see the point, like Seryou's dating habit. Seryou is somewhat harder for me to get.
Jan. 24th, 2011 12:20 pm (UTC)
Well, it's a private school in a really rich area, and since it became co-ed only from Yuzuru's first year, most of the girls there are probably "rich young ladies" with a skewed concept of reality. With their upbringing, it's not surprising that some of the things Yuzuru does, e.g. yawning so openly in public, would be regarded as 'vulgar' and below his allegedly princely character.

I think a lot of the puzzle about Seryou has to do with his relationship with Shino, and we don't really get enough on that to truly understand him. Even FukuJun and Yuukyan really wonder about his masochistic streak...hehe (though FukuJun found Yuzuru even more difficult to pin down - I summarised most of the talk tracks in the comments to this entry)

Edited at 2011-01-24 12:20 pm (UTC)
Jan. 24th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks for sharing the content of the talk tracks. It's nice to know what the actors think about their productions. They seem to really enjoy their work.

Somehow I always forget the "high class upbringing" part. I just thought that those girls have rather weird taste and habit. It's just fiction but it must have been hurting for Yuzuru to be confessed to and then rejected on the ground that "he isn't who he looks like" by people who don't even know him personally.

About Senryou, the deal with Shino is indeed a big puzzle about him. But I always wonder how the heck he can act like a perfect partner in one week and then break up. That's emotionally challenging, especially considering that the girls really want to date him. Either he is a cold-blooded Casanova in the making or he is indeed, a huge masochist since he troubles himself week after week.
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